Broken or Fractured Coccyx: Symptoms & Treatment


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Besides pain management, what should be AVOIDED while waiting for a broken coccyx to heal?

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1. What is the difference between a fracture and a break?

2. What is the main symptom of a broken coccyx?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What exacerbates an injured coccyx? What would you need to avoid while nursing an injured tailbone? These are some of the facts you must be familiar with when assessing your knowledge using this quiz and worksheet tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your ability to do the following will be tested with this quiz/worksheet:

  • Identify something you should avoid when having an injured coccyx
  • Differentiate between a fracture and a break
  • Understand symptoms of a broken coccyx
  • Discuss how the pain of an injured coccyx is worsened
  • Describe how an injured coccyx is typically treated

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast fractures and breaks
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how an injured coccyx is usually treated
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symptoms and pain of a broken coccyx

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Broken or Fractured Coccyx: Symptoms & Treatment reveals more information about this topic. By referencing this lesson, you will learn:

  • The structure of the coccyx
  • A symptom of a traumatic injury to the coccyx
  • Invasive procedures used to treat an injured coccyx